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Cruises to the Western Mediterranean

The Western Mediterranean is one of the most diverse cruise regions. Spanning two continents (Europe and Africa), the region includes the artistic meccas of Italy, France and Spain and Arabic culture in Morocco and Tunisia. The itinerary is ideal for art and history lovers who also wish to explore the region's landmarks, beaches, cafes and boutique shops. Don't miss highlights such as Barcelona's Las Ramblas, a day trip to Capri from Naples or Sorrento, or an excursion to the wine-making villages of the French countryside.
Western Mediterranean Cruise Basics Western Mediterranean Cruise Basics
Arts and culture, surf and sand, cafe hopping and boutique shopping: Read why Western Med has it all.
Extraordinary Excursions: Western Mediterranean Extraordinary Excursions: Western Mediterranean
Beyond paintings and sculptures, the Western Med has plenty of natural beauty. Here are top excursions outside the museum.
Top 10 Cultural Attractions Top 10 Cultural Attractions
Here are our picks for the Western Med's must-see sights for culture vultures.

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83% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Barcelona -> Toulon -> Florence (Livorno) -> Rome (Civitavecchia) -> Naples -> Cruising -> Mykonos -> Istanbul -> Kusadasi -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Cruising -> Venice -> Venice
81% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Venice -> Cruising -> Katakolon (Olympia) -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Cruising -> Istanbul -> Istanbul -> Lesbos -> Kusadasi -> Santorini -> Argostoli -> Cruising -> Venice -> Venice
78% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Venice -> Cruising -> Dubrovnik -> Kotor -> Kefalonia -> Cruising -> Naples -> Rome (Civitavecchia) -> Florence (Livorno) -> Monaco -> Toulon -> Barcelona -> Barcelona
Barcelona
Since hosting the Summer Olympics in 1992, Barcelona has gained ...
Cannes
Poor Cannes, so underappreciated. Gertrude Stein once said of ...
Capri
Capri, a mountainous island just three miles off the coast of Italy's ...
Corsica (Ajaccio)
No doubt about it: Ajaccio is my kind of cruise port -- easily ...
Elba
Everyone who gets sent to exile should be as lucky as France's ...
Florence (Livorno)
On any Western Mediterranean itinerary, Florence is an absolute ...
Fuerteventura
The island of Fuerteventura is the second largest of Spain's Canary ...
Genoa
Sometimes, cities are lucky enough to reinvent themselves. Genoa, ...
Gibraltar
Gibraltar may well be a British Crown Colony but geographically it's ...
Ibiza
Ibiza owns a reputation as a boisterous party town where hit the ...
Madeira (Funchal)
In the early 1400's, Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal sent his ...
Malta (Valletta)
Sailing into Malta is akin to stepping through the pages of a J.R.R. ...
Marseille
Marseille, the gateway to Provence, is the second largest city and ...
Monaco
Arriving by ship into the Monte Carlo harbor is an amazing ...
Naples
You know instantly when you're docked in Naples. First of all, where ...
Nice
Nice is the biggest city on France's glorious Cote D'Azur and the ...
Palermo
Palermo is a city of contrasts and most people either like it or hate ...
Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca, a major port city on the island of Mallorca and ...
Portofino
Portofino is so quintessentially Italian, so synonymous with the ...
Rome (Civitavecchia)
The capital city in the land of Leonardo, Michelangelo and the popes ...
Saint-Tropez
Saint-Tropez conjures up images of the good life, beautiful people, ...
Sardinia
With its rugged landscape of limestone and granite ranges and oak ...
Sete
If you had never been to the Mediterranean coast, and had to create ...
Seville (Cadiz)
Seville, capital of Andalucia, lies on the mighty Guadalquivir -- one ...
Sorrento
It's almost a pity that most cruise passengers use Sorrento as a mere ...
Taormina (Messina)
The French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville called Sicily "the land ...
Villefranche
Lovely, much more laid back than other -- splashier -- Cote d'Azur ...
We'd previously been on cruises with Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Holland America so we're not brand loyal and we'd like to think we've experienced a wide variety of ships, styles and quality. We take overly positive and overly negative reviews ... Read more
We embarked on our third cruise thinking that as we were travelling P&O everything would be A1 or even above. well, this review will attempt to be objective but that is sometimes difficult as I am sure you will appreciate. However, taking first ... Read more
When cruising with Costa Americans need to accept that they will be a minority on the ship. You will here many languages spoken, however the staff all have English as their common tongue. The embarkation in Savona was very smooth and well ... Read more
Wonderful trip kdhelms
01/15
We saw that this cruise price was about 1/3 of the normal rate because it was right after New Years'. So, we had miles and if we flew over New Years' Eve, we could use half miles. Since we were flexible with our travel dates, we pulled the trigger ... Read more
A Wonderful Week On The Water! CowtownCruiserUSA
01/15
The wife finally talked me into taking a cruise and I'm glad she did. I insisted on a balcony room and she was glad I did. The ship is very nice and there is plenty to do and see, but I spent most of my time aboard in the casino. Most of the staff ... Read more
For the 3rd time with the Norwegian (before with Epic and Pearl), 5th time a cruise (other cruise with HAL and Princess). As it was January/february we were not surprised that we had not the best weather what you can expect in the Mediterranean. The ... Read more
01/15
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day voyage on LOS. We booked the trip in mid December and got awesome price on cruise and flights. We had only cruised RC once w/ about 6 other sailings On Carnival. Having read reviews and information on LOS ... Read more
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